J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

j's indie/rock mayhem - 27th june 2007

[a really great show tonight - so much great music, i was cramming it in at the end. plowed through 28 songs tonight - which is on the high end of normal, certainly. excitement abounds.

tonight's winner of the $15 gift certificate to BB's new and used CDs and DVDs was diego diaz. he knew that the name of the record label that the beastie boys ran in the 90s was grand royal. congrats to him.

so much to get to, so let's do it. onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 27th June 2007 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Veils - "Advice for Young Mothers To Be" [from the astounding nux vomica. seriously, if you're a fan of great pop music, there is nothing not to love here. get a copy. now.]
the Jayhawks - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" [from the underrated smile. it took me awhile to really get into this album, and while it still trails behind a good 2 or 3 other jayhawks albums as far as being my favorite, it's a really solid record with a whole handful of gems.]
Television - "Glory" [by request. from their 1978 sophomore album adventure. as i opined on a comment thread over on another music blog last week, adventure often gets slagged when it really shouldn't. it's a natural, subdued follow-up to the masterpiece marquee moon and how do you follow up an album like that anyway? it is unfairly maligned as this record is just as magnificent. it's not quite the breakthrough because, well, it wasn't first. big deal.]
the Beta Band - "Dry the Rain" [from the three EPs. i was watching clips from one of my favorite films, high fidelity, and of course ran across the famous "i will now sell all five copies of the three EPs by the beta band" scene. he sold me on it, having not heard the band until that point. this is a hell of a song.]
Spoon - "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" [from the forthcoming ga ga ga ga ga. i like this song a lot - there are several songs on this record that do that frustrating but oh-so-tingling thing britt daniels does where the song builds like it's going to explode at some point, only to leave you teased with nothing at the end. he's clever that way. i like what i'm hearing.]
Jurassic 5 - "Red Hot" [from the really underwhelming feedback. this is one of the few really good songs on the record. how you go from recording one of the great records of the 90s (well - i'm fudging and counting 2000 in the 90s) to recording...this. disappointing.]
Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Rollerdisco" [well, they made the jump from sunday night show to wednesday. dandelion gum is just that good. i'm really enjoying it a lot. great summertime relaxation music.]
Radio Birdman - "Subterfuge" [from last year's zeno beach. they'll be playing at the cat's cradle in chapel hill this friday night. australian punk legends live. how can it get any better?]
the Beastie Boys - "Off the Grid" [from the new the mix-up. it's the besties' first all-new full-length instrumental LP. comparable to their the in sound from way out, a collection of their instrumental pieces from all over, this is close to that in theme, but not always in style. this'll sound familiar to you, but a bit new. i like what i've heard so far. cruise over to aquarium drunkard to check out a video and an mp3.]
Fountains of Wayne - "New Routine" [one of the best off the new traffic & weather, a pretty good album on the whole. i don't know that it's going to make my top 25 list for this year, unlike its predecessor. just not strong enough.]
Queens of the Stone Age - "Sick, Sick, Sick" [from the new era vulgaris. one of the best queens songs i've heard in awhile.]
Fishbone - "It's a Wonderful Life (Gonna Have a Good Time)" [by request. title track from an EP that followed between their '86 first LP and the '88 sophomore effort. "party at ground zero" is a song i need to file away for my 'nuclear paranoia' theme show eventually.]
Ryan Adams - "Goodnight Rose" [the lead track from the new easy tiger. this song was a bit underwhelming, but i have yet to give the full record a listen. we'll see how it goes.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Separate Us" [from where's the freedom? i'm not getting tired of this record at all. greensboro rock unt roll.]
the National - "Mistaken for Strangers" [from yet another of 2007's must-hear releases, boxer. this song didn't blow me away at first, but the more and more i listen to it, the more i love it.]
Juliana Hatfield - "Outsider" [from the classic only everything. this, of course, was the record that introduced me (and a lot of other drooling, male would-be indie-kids) to miss hatfield. it's still probably my favorite record of hers.]
Dizzee Rascal - "Bubbles" [lyrically one of the more commercial sounding songs off of the new maths + english. but it's still infectious as hell. i found myself bobbing in my car a lot more to this than some other tracks on the album. i like it. now to find out what bubble sneakers are...]
the Raveonettes - "Attack of the Ghost Riders" [from their debut whip it on. i loved this song back when it came out and i haven't given it enough listens since. i always thought this band stuck out of the crowd of garage + whatever style that was going on at the time. plus they're danish. another unique thing.]
Son Volt - "The Search" [the title track from their latest. i really like this record a lot. of course, i also really stick up for both of farrar's solo albums, so. take it all with a grain of salt.]
Blitzen Trapper - "Wild Mountain Nation" [from the quite good and eclectic wild mountain nation. last week we heard stoner rock and this week it's loopey, jammy country. this is a great and widely enjoyable album.]
Art Brut - "People in Love" [another one from the new it's a bit complicated. this is a great song - one of the best i've heard off this album and in general of late. i'm really beginning to love this band.]
Liz Phair - "Never Said Nothing" [from her amazing debut, exile in guyville. this is a record i've thought long and hard about putting up on sunday nights. as she continues to release albums that sort of water down her body of work, i think we're getting further away from people who remember just how amazing her first three records (in my opinion) are. but especially this one. it's so honest and gruff and different sounding from any other record then or now. liz phair forever gets a pass on making more commercial sounding music because of this and its two follow-ups.]
Tubeway Army - "Listen to the Sirens" [the band name that would only hold up for one album more before it just became 'gary numan.' this self-titled debut is more guitar heavy than numan's later groundbreaking synthesizer work, but is no less cold, future-tense and brilliant.]
Jason Isbell - "Dress Blues" [been playing this song pretty regularly this past week, but only because it's amazing. from the forthcoming sirens of the ditch.]
Jew(s) and Catholic(s) - "Bandits" [great winston-salem band on their newest, god's trash. i'm not sure how best to describe them, but it's really good. it's only a two piece band, but they and producer jeff irving did a great job on this album making an amazingly full sounding record.]
John Doe - "The Golden State" [one of the great songs featuring kathleen edwards from his new album a year in the wilderness. i'm really sold on this album.]
49 Admiral - "Amplitude Modulation" [from this will leave a mark. the boston band's new LP. one of my myspace finds.]
Wholesale Album Teaser - Swell Maps - "H.S. Art" [this sunday's wholesale album on j's extra mayhem will be by the amazing post-punk band swell maps. a band that doesn't get nearly enough mention as brilliant, unique musicians, it's time they were called attention to, if only for one sunday. which album, i haven't decided yet, but we'll see. if you have a suggestion, leave it in the comments.]

That'll do it until Friday and Sunday. Until then, take care.



  • At 1:25 AM, June 28, 2007, Blogger Satisfied '75 said…

    i really love Phair's 1st two records and really like here 3rd.

    I agree, its gonna be sad when no one remembers her as a serious artist, but just some mainstream struggling pop act.


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